Anaklia, Georgia (PortSEurope) May 16, 2019 – The Chinese company ZPMC will supply Anaklia Development Consortium with 12 eRTG type cranes, used for transport and maintenance of containers in the port.
Anaklia Development Consortium, which won the state tender to construct the port and signed a deal with the government in 2016, is a consortium which consists of TBC Holding from Georgia, Conti International from the United States, SSA Marine from the United States, British Wondernet Express working in Central Asia, and G-Star Ltd. from Bulgaria.
Anaklia Deep Sea Port is to be constructed in nine phases, the last one to be completed in a distant 2069, when the port will have depth of 20.5 metres, 32 berths and a free trade and industrial zone of 600 hectares.
The port, when finished, will be able to accommodate 10,000 TEU ships, the largest that can pass through the Bosporus – the gateway to Black Sea. Existing Georgian ports can handle ships that are up to 1,000 TEU.
Georgia is situated in a strategic location on the “One Belt One Road/new Silk Road” route, positioned along the shortest route between China and Europe, acting as a gateway for cargo to enter into the landlocked Central Asian and Caucasian regions. Anaklia Port hopes to unlock a primary market (Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia) of 17 million people from the Caucasus region and another 147 million people from landlocked countries in Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan) and Northern Iran.
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